The State of Suffolk is a key document of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It is intended to provide an overview of the strategic health and wellbeing related needs in Suffolk, including the wider issues that affect local people, such as housing, employment, education and the environment.

In a hurry? 
 - Five stats and facts YOU need to know 
 
- Executive summary
 - Suffolk 20+ (what Suffolk might be like in 20 years' time)

 

New for September 2019! A PDF of the complete State of Suffolk report (334 pages!). Correct as at 16 August 2019.

In response to requests, we've created pdf versions of all the chapters, linked on the left of each chapters' page. These are correct as at 16 August - in future we may make changes to the web pages, so always look at the web pages for the latest version.

Please let us know if you use the pdfs!

Here is the index that alphabetically lists all the documents that support the JSNA and the State of Suffolk, and also groups them by publication year. If you don't know the name of a report you can find everything by subject by clicking on the Related Reports, Health Needs assessments and Topics links from the State of Suffolk table below.

We have created a graphic that shows just some of the links between all of the key facts and stats within the State of Suffolk! Take a look:

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the creation of State of Suffolk: acknowledgements.

The State of Suffolk is focused on 11 core areas.

Number State of Suffolk 2019 area/chapter this contains all the related reports, health needs assessments and topic papers
1 Who we are  Reports, Health Needs assessments and Topics about our population
2 Where we live Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about where we live
3 How we develop Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about child development, and education
4 How we work  Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about employment and the economy
5 How we travel Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about transport
6 How we communicate Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about ways of communication and isolation/ loneliness
7 Suffolk communities  Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about communities and community assets
8 How we stay safe Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about crime, fires and staying safe in Suffolk
9 Lifestyle  Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about diet, smoking and other lifestyle related factors
10 When we get ill Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics about illness and conditions 
11 How we sustain Suffolk Reports, Health Needs Assessments and Topics around wider determinants of health related to sustainability 

 

Note:
On 1 April 2019:
West Suffolk Council replaced Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council
East Suffolk Council replaced Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council
This State of Suffolk report was created before these changes, so gives information for the pre-2019 council areas.

 

All JSNA resources (index here), including this 2019 State of Suffolk report, have been used to inform the 2019-22 refresh of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is the final refresh of a ten-year strategy 2012 – 2022.

For more information, please contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team, Suffolk Public Health.

The State of Suffolk Report 2015 can be found HERE